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Lessons Growing Up In a Multi-Generation FIRE Family

December 1, 2017
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[Happy Friday!! Got a special guest to the site today, Bob Lai from Tawcan.com, who talks about what it’s like growing up in a family with FIRE in their veins. You can’t always help who your family is or how they manage their money, of course, but when you find someone rockin’ it (family, friend, colleague) be sure to latch on and learn from them! […]

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That Time We Carried $20,000 Across The Border

November 24, 2017
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[What up, what up! If you’ve ever considered transporting large amounts of cash across international borders, this post is for you ;) As told by Sarah Li Cain from High Fiving Dollars who hopes to never have to do this again! And if you’re reading this on Black Friday – good job. We’re running a site-wide sale today where everything’s 100% off :) Enjoy!] *********** […]

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What It’s Like Living In a Tent, Car, and Now Sailboat!

November 17, 2017
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[Remember last week when we asked how far you’d go to pay off your debt? Well, our guest today, Kristin from The Wayward Home, chose tiny space living as her poison, and has been living quite the adventure because of it! Here’s her story on what it’s like to live in tents and cars, and now on sailboats. Gotta admire the $hit out of people […]

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Is Checking Your Money Every Day Making You Sad?

October 20, 2017
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[Happy Friday! Today’s weekly guest post comes from Owen of PlanEasy.ca – a financial planner and geek of all things personal finance. Do you fall into any these bias traps Owen shares today?!] ****** If you’re a personal finance geek like me, you probably check your money on a regular basis. Whether that’s weekly, daily or even multiple times per day. Maybe you check your […]

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What I Learned From Interviewing 19 Millionaires

October 13, 2017
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[Hey guys! Welcome Benjamin Davis from FromCentsToRetirement.com to the blog today. He’s been on an interesting journey lately hanging out with millionaires, and stops by to share some insight :) What a great way to soak up some knowledge, eh? Only costs you a cup of coffee!] ******** While doing my PhD in Germany, I developed CFS/adrenal fatigue and I feared I could not work […]

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How To Make Thousands As a Forensic Accountant

October 6, 2017
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[Welcome to another edition of our Side Hustle Series! Up today, Keith Schroeder from The Wealthy Accountant who teaches us how to make some extra money today as a forensic accountant. A smart and fun dude, who currently holds the #1 slot in our Blogger Net Worth Tracker at over $12 Million. Whip out a notepad and get ready to take notes!] ******* A man […]

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If Excel Had a One-Night Stand With cFIREsim

September 29, 2017
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[Hey guys! If you love numbers and forecasting and poking around new financial calculators, you’re going to enjoy this review of OnTrajectory today :) It comes from Gwen of FieryMillennials.com and should give you something exciting to do over the weekend! Haha… Hope it helps!] ********* Hi my name is Gwen, and I have a confession. I love spreadsheets. Not like, oh yeah occasionally I […]

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How I Survived Prison And Accidentally Found My Path to Wealth

September 22, 2017
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[Hey guys!! I have SUCH a great post for you today, and one that I am beyond honored to be able to feature as our friend “comes out” here to share his incredible journey with us. If you only read one article today, I hope this one is it. Please pass it on afterwards!] ******** My goal is to save one reader’s life out there […]

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Financial Confessional: “I Was a Check-Bouncing, Collector-Dodging Accountant!”

September 1, 2017
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[Welcome to a new post in our Financial Confession Series :) Up today, Christine Luken who went from financial mess to financial coach! Whip out your coffee and donuts this morning, and enjoy the story…] ******* Four years after I graduated from college, I hit financial rock bottom – hard. I owed three different payday lenders money. I received regular collection calls on my credit […]

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What My Ridiculous Parents Taught Me About Money

August 25, 2017
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[Please welcome one half of the duo from DukeofDollars.com today, as Jack spills his heart here on all things financial he learned from growing up in a helluva toxic household, ugh… As a parent this KILLS ME, and I wish this upbringing on no kids out there! What is wrong with people????] ******** The first time I rode a four wheeler as a kid, my […]

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My Life (And Finances) After Escaping a Cult

August 11, 2017
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[Hey guys! Please welcome Ava to the blog today – a newer blogger on the scene with an INCREDIBLE backstory. She blogs over at Millennial Money Challenge and is on a mission to go from cult survivor to financial independence by 40 (!). I was blown away after stumbling across her “about” page last week, and asked if we could republish a bulk of it […]

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What Being Homeless Taught Me About Money and Happiness

August 4, 2017
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[Got another great guest post for y’all today. This one comes from Lyn Alden, a newer blogger on the scene who puts out some great in-depth financial guides on her site. Today she dives inwards and shares a part of her own journey with us, and what she’s learned about money and happiness throughout it. Hop on over to her site when you’re done and show […]

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Financial Confessional: I Used to *Hire* Escorts

July 28, 2017
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[So here’s a surprise! Two posts on escorts within a month of each other, haha… Had a reader reach out though wanting to share *the other side* of the business (i.e. paying for escorts vs hustling as an escort), and I just couldn’t pass it up… So just like last time, if this stuff offends you go ahead and avert your eyes now! We’ve got […]

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Ten Moves That Will Skyrocket Your Net Worth

July 21, 2017
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[My man ESI makes a return today to share his tips on what to REALLY focus on in order to grow our wealth exponentially. You might remember him from his previous post that went viral on the 10 things he didn’t expect in early retirement, which he’s still very much in and still very much enjoying :) Thanks for taking the time, good sir!] ******** […]

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